Project Cheer booklet: Reasons to be upbeat about Brexit

Project Cheer booklet: Reasons to be upbeat about Brexit

Today we’re publishing Project Cheer: Reasons to be upbeat about Brexit.

In collating all Brexit-related news in one place each morning, we have never been short of positive stories to report, despite the predictions of doom that some made in advance of last June’s referendum about the likely impact of a vote to Leave – what became known as “Project Fear”.

Gone are threats of an emergency Budget and an immediate and profound shock to the economy. Likewise the accompanying loss of confidence, drying up of inward investment and collapse in the stock market — all of which were promised if we voted Leave — have not come to pass. Instead, we have seen an acceleration of growth. The FTSE100 has reached record highs, with votes of confidence from Apple, Google, Siemens, Nissan, Snapchat, McDonalds, IBM and many other companies. There has been a strengthening of our manufacturing sector, helping narrow our trade deficit as exports pick up. And with it all, the humiliation of Christine Lagarde, Mark Carney, the Treasury, the European Commission and others who propagated and gave credence to the Project Fear narrative.

So please take some time to flick through Project Cheer, our compilation of some of the facts, figures and news stories demonstrating that many of the predictions and projections of Project Fear have already been proven false. I hope that you find it a useful resource! Click here to download the PDF.